Leominster phenom starring for Revs

August, 22, 2011
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Diego Fagundez is mostly a normal 16-year-old kid, but as Scott Barboza points out in this ESPNBoston piece, he also happens to be a professional soccer player.
"By all appearances, Fagundez is a regular teen. He sports a Mohawk that makes his 5-foot-8 frame (that's according to the Revolution's website; he looks more like 5-6) seem a few inches taller. After training, Fagundez returns home and typically picks up the Xbox controller to play "FIFA" or hangs out with friends who are on summer break. During the fall, Fagundez attends Leominster High School, where he'll enter his sophomore year in September. He doesn't play for the school soccer team, however.

He's a professional.

A little more than a year ago, Fagundez, then 15, was signed by the Revolution as a "Home Grown Player." He was the youngest player to sign with a Major League Soccer team since former teenage sensation Freddy Adu, who was drafted by D.C. United at age 14 in 2004."
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Mike Grimala is an associate editor for ESPNHS. Follow him on Twitter at @MGrimalaESPN »

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